Cleaner energy: a revolution that ordinary people can drive

21.08.14 By

There will be no decisive moment in the climate battle. Rather, it’s a war of attrition, being won one solar panel, one wind turbine, and one electric car at a time.

Guess what the best-selling car in Norway is right now?

The fully electric Tesla S sedan. Electric vehicles are to oil what solar panels and wind turbines are to coal – disruptive technologies that even in small volume present a severe challenge to the fossil fuel industries.

All too often people judge progress on climate change by treaties. Warsaw marks the 19th year of negotiation of a global climate treaty, and with nations in charge the prospect of brokering a strong treaty in 2015 seems limited. It would appear that there will be no decisive moment in the climate battle. Rather, it’s a war of attrition, being won one solar panel, one wind turbine, and one electric car at a time.

Read more at theguardian.com